Grandparents most frequently cited heritage/ancestry (80%), cultural beliefs (79%), holiday traditions (78%) and customs (77%) as the cultural values that are most important to hand down.
About one-third (32%) provide some direct caregiving for their grandchildren, primarily daily (54%) or several times a week (30%).
Just over one-third (36%) have provided financial assistance to their grand
The survey was conducted via telephone between February and March 2010, by Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc. The survey included grandparents age 45+ with grandchildren age 25 or younger. The sample was comprised of 200 African-American grandparents, 200 Asian Indian grandparents, and 201 Chinese grandparents. Interviews were conducted in English, as well as Mandarin and Cantonese for the Chinese respondents. Data were weighted to be representative of African-American, Asian Indian, and Chinese adults age 45+ within the U.S. population.